• Hospital of Tomorrow 2015 Insights

    01 November 2015
    By Daniel Piekarz, Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice at DataArt,

    The health care industry is evolving, driven by policy changes, societal shifts and technological advances. Health care policy experts, government officials, health care trade associations and C-level executives from hospitals and health care systems gathered on the 20th of October at the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow Conference 2015 in Washington to examine the challenges facing the industry, and to discuss how health care must change to face the future.

    One insightful speaker was Dr. Elizabeth McNally, director of Northwestern University’s Center for Genetic Medicine. She talked of the promise and challenge of precision medicine – using high-throughput sequencing to decipher mountains of genetic information quickly and at a lower cost than before and tailoring of medical treatment to the individual genetic characteristics of each patient. Although some hospitals have established footholds, particularly in cancer, they are discovering many complexities of such targeted approaches including logistics, ethics and high costs.

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  • Hack (Make) the Bank Hackathon

    30 October 2015
    By Alexey Utkin, Financial Services Practice Leader,

    Edinburgh. Innovators, Entrepreneurs. Designers. Software Engineers. Gin and Whisky Tasting. Massage. Kilts. Bagpipes. Children. Workshops. Pitches. Mentor sessions. Awards. Cocktails. Mix these ingredients together and out comes the inspiration for the future of banking.

    Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) teamed up with Open Bank Project (OBP) to host its banking Hackathon, Hack (Make) the Bank at the RBS Technology Solutions Centre in Edinburgh, October 9-11. The event provided the stage for innovators, designers and software engineers to come together and create applications to improve the banking sector, be it by masterminding complementary digital offerings or by providing alternatives to traditional banking.

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  • Enterprise Developers can’t miss the NY Open Source IoT Summit

    29 October 2015
    By Artyom Astafurov, Chief Innovation Officer at DataArt

    Hearing a lot about IoT lately? Want to learn everything from home automation to Industrial IoT? Want to try enterprise IoT solutions yourself? The Open Source IoT Summit is about open source IoT and Azure IoT solutions that anybody can use. Join Microsoft, Ubuntu / Canonical and DataArt to learn all about it and jointly start creating IoT solutions.

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  • Skift Global Travel Forum 2015 Takeaways

    27 October 2015
    By Greg Abbott, Head of Travel and Hospitality Practice at DataArt

    About 800 attendees gathered at the second Skift Global Travel Forum 2015 in Brooklyn to listen to 37 top strategists, technologists, and marketers talk about the future of the global travel industry. Skift’s founder, Rafat Ali, opened the event and vowed to the audience that it was indeed a different kind of conference, focused on real content, debate and issues, not simply networking and “navel gazing”.

    Much attention was focused on “the fault lines” forming in one of the world’s largest sectors brought on by new entrants, new technology vs. the status quo. Another prominent theme was embracing social media to open up possibilities to speak to a much larger audience than existing marketing platforms allow, tapping into the storytelling and social aspect of travel experience. Notably the audience and speakers were an interesting mix representing the focus pillars Skift proclaims to future proof businesses: marketing, technology, user experience and design.

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  • Reflections on the 7th Annual Financial Technologies Summit

    15 October 2015
    By Alexei Miller, Managing Partner

    Once again we gather to debate over notable challenges and opportunities that the next generation of technology holds for the financial sector.

    One panel zoomed in on the non-bank lending. Small businesses need money to grow their business. Although banks do offer small business loans, their people-intensive and bureaucratic processes just aren’t lean and fluid enough to be cost effective on smaller loans and to provide a swift and flexible service to small business owners. This great demand for alternative sources of funding created a market opportunity for tech start ups who provide easier, more flexible, lean and tech-intensive ways to get more funding to a wider range of small businesses. Moreover, FinTech entrepreneurs are of similar age to small business owners and thus shaped by the same rapid technological progress, allowing them to be best positioned to create most relevant solutions.

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  • Strata+Hadoop World NYC 2015 Reflections

    06 October 2015
    By Artyom Astafurov, Chief Innovation Officer at DataArt

    Machine learning, cloud, visualization, Hadoop, spark, data science, scalability, analytics, terabytes, petabytes, faster, bigger, more secure, simply better. The kind of a merry-go-round that keeps spinning in your head after you spend three days on the exhibit floor at Strata+Hadoop conference. And lots of elephants, of course.

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  • Under the hood: Harvey’s Army app development

    02 September 2015
    By Artem Zhanabaev, Business Development, Healthcare & Life Sciences,

    DataArt recently announced that it would develop an application for Harvey’s Army – the UK charity that focuses on reuniting owners with lost pets. The prototype of the app was demoed on the “Surprise Surprise” show, and since then the DataArt team has been working closely with the charity clarifying the workflow, honing the design, and much more.

    Let’s take a bit of a deeper look under the hood and see what is going on with the app now.

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  • Uber phenomenon and what makes the transportation industry to change its face?

    17 August 2015
    By Darya Matveeva, Marketing Manager, Travel & Hospitality

    San Francisco – based ride-sharing app Uber is rapidly growing and changing the surface of the industry. The app that "connects dots" creates lots of opportunities: on the one hand it gives people one more transportation option, and on the other hand it makes possible for occasional drivers to boost their income.

    However, Uber has been facing legal issues in several countries where the main problem is a growing grudge of taxi drivers and authorities. Unprecedented power Uber has demonstrated in the battle with New York Major, Bill de Blasio, where the sides agreed not to cap for-hire vehicle company growth in New York. But in Germany Uber services have been outlawed as there are rules such as a ban on car-hire services accepting a new order while a passenger is in the vehicle, severely hamper Uber’s ability to match drivers with customers.

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  • DeviceHive Releases Version 2.0

    23 June 2015
    By Artyom Astafurov, Chief Innovation Officer at DataArt

    We are proud to announce DeviceHive 2.0: faster, friendlier, more functional IoT Data Platform with a rich IoT Gateway framework. Get in touch with us if you want to learn more. Here are some of the key features included in this release.

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  • Smart watch will win the market, and here’s why

    15 May 2015
    By Igor Kozhurenko, Vice President, R&D,

    The launch of Apple Watch has meant that wearable technologies – and smart watches in particular – are getting a lot of attention. Just think about this; according to Juniper research, over 70M fitness wearable devices are expected to be in use worldwide by 2018, up from 19M in 2014. On top of that, Business Insider estimates that the smart watch will be the leading product category on the wearable market and will account for 59% of total wearable device shipments this year, expanding to just over 70% of shipments by 2019.

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